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Date:   Fri, 12 Feb 2021 17:16:04 -0800
From:   Florian Fainelli <>
To:     Vladimir Oltean <>,
        Florian Fainelli <>
Cc:, Andrew Lunn <>,
        Heiner Kallweit <>,
        Russell King <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Michael Chan <>,
        open list <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 1/3] net: phy: broadcom: Remove unused flags

On 2/12/2021 5:14 PM, Vladimir Oltean wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 12, 2021 at 05:08:58PM -0800, Florian Fainelli wrote:
>> That's right, tg3 drove a lot of the Broadcom PHY driver changes back
>> then, I also would like to rework the way we pass flags towards PHY
>> drivers because tg3 is basically the only driver doing it right, where
>> it checks the PHY ID first, then sets appropriate flags during connect.
> Why does the tg3 controller need to enable the auto power down PHY
> feature in the first place and the PHY driver can't just enable it by
> itself?

That would be a question for Michael if he remembers those details from
12 years ago.

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